My house is downwind from the Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta Park. On clear mornings over the years the various dogs have awakened us barking at one or more of them flying over or near us. The burners make a distinctive noise that seems to set dogs off.
There's an empty mesa behind us and the balloons will either land and exchange passengers or deflate. These are commercial flights and business is good. The gondolas can hold anywhere from five or ten people.
People come from all over the world to see the balloons. I only have to got out my back door and point my camera. I don't do that much anymore as its mostly the same balloons and it gets repetative.
This was the Zebra special shape directly overhead.
Wow, those are great pictures!
My parents live not far from the site of the annual Ohio Balloon festival. About ten years ago, one of the balloons had to make an emergency landing in the field next to their land. That was pretty cool, but these are even better. I especially like the zebra.
Glad you liked them.
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